Want to tell the world you’ve been raped? Just buy this tacky necklace!
Who thought this was a good idea?
by Katie Way
In the midst of women coming forward, sharing their stories about surviving sexual violence and sharing their ambivalence about going public with these stories, one jewelry company dared to do the most by making a Me Too necklace for all the fashionable ladies out there who are interested in literally wearing their trauma.
Nothing says I've been raped like a necklace that says "I've been raped," right?
Shockingly, people are not lining up to buy this $44 piece of shit.
Today in the complete and utter reprehensible cooptation of feminist causes, a brand is selling a "ME TOO" necklace. FUCKING HELL. pic.twitter.com/HlXHuhsgF7
— Julie Gerstein (@havethehabit) October 18, 2017
Pretty sure this = the equiv of asking women to happily shell out $ for scarlet A's to sew on their chests. ASSAULT IS NOT A BADGE OF HONOR.
— Mindi K (@OlderWiserBlog) October 18, 2017
That "me too" necklace is fucking ugly as shit, too.
— erin mallory long (@erinmallorylong) October 18, 2017
The designer behind the necklace told the Daily Dot that she stands behind her design, which is cool for her because nobody else does.
Though company selling the necklace, Adornia, now says they'll donate 100 percent of the profits from the necklace's sales to RAINN, a prominent anti-sexual violence organization, the original donation amount was a mere 10 percent.
OH MY GOD. "10% of profits donated monthly to different charity focused on female empowerment #survivior" ok yes that's weird AF
— Militia Etheridge (@MaryEmilyOHara) October 18, 2017
I feel like Adornia should donate 10 percent of their profits to RAINN just for making me look at this ugly, tacky commodification of women's pain and suffering.